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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I think I like two patterns more than three patterns, but here are a bunch of three patterns I'd consider successful to further illustrate Stitchy's points

Cropped to emphasize the individual elements and disrupt gestalt perception. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)













(Pardon the exploding square. Also, the interaction between the jacket and square is a bit unusual, though I like it)


One of those shirts is olive striped, one of those is brown, and I often can't tell the difference in pictures

Since we're on the topics of pattern/texture mixing: Do you gents think that adding another layer increases the variations you can play with without compromising the contrast to solid i.e. overcoats, hats, odd vests?

I guess what has me wondering is the ability to retain multiple solid elements and add more variation at the same time.
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Since we're on the topics of pattern/texture mixing: Do you gents think that adding another layer increases the variations you can play with without compromising the contrast to solid i.e. overcoats, hats, odd vests?

I guess what has me wondering is the ability to retain multiple solid elements and add more variation at the same time.

A solid sweater or odd vest can tone down a bold combination of clothes.

 

This fit:

 


... works because of the vest. (I think this is @Vaux_le_Vicomte?) Four patterns, but it doesn't look too busy. Though it is hella countryish, so there's already wiggle room there.

 

But yes, adding an element so it's 4/5s patterned, instead of 4/4s, can be helpful.

 

Flipside, a patterned sweater or vest can let you do more:

 

 

This @UrbanComposition would be fine patternwise without the vest, but it helps with the formality – it's a bridge between the countryish shoes and tie, and the relatively urbane blazer and flannels.

 

Outerwear (hats, overcoats) has nothing to do with it.

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Koala, perhaps you could consider slimming the jacket sleeves a bit. See the big gap between your well-fitted shirt cuff and th einner edge of your jacket sleeve? I had a few jackets like that And I'm much happier with them since I addressed that issue.

I dig the suit. Perhaps a blue tie and / or hankie for a bit of colour and pop? fistbump.gif

EDIT: Oh, and no contest. It looks much better with the jacket buttoned. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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New tie and new socks

 

 

Full shot, watch and shoes (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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@Dennis Walter: I love the jacket and I love the shirt. Furthermore, I hate rules! However, I personally find it really hard to combine darker shade shirt with lighter shade jacket. I wonder what's the consensus on SF on this.

 

@An Acute Style nailed it to the cross.

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@Dennis Walter
: I love the jacket and I love the shirt. Furthermore, I hate rules! However, I personally find it really hard to combine darker shade shirt with lighter shade jacket. I wonder what's the consensus on SF on this.

@An Acute Style
 nailed it to the cross.

You'll find that 'rules' and 'SF consensus' are essentially the same.
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I think this guy...

 

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...might like to pop a breast implant into each of those gusseted pockets and then go peacocking at a gender-indeterminate bar. A quick pick-up would certainly be in the offing.

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#23.

 

 

 

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Blue and brown, for a change. biggrin.gif

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As we´ve now spent some considerable time discussing patterns, here´s a blast from the past: 

 

As intricately detailed out by @in stitches, it´s a question of scale...

 

Narrow-striped shirt

Wide-striped tie

Small scaled houndstooth vest

Large scaled PoW jacket

Large paisley ps

 

Surely not everyone´s cup of tea, but then again i am no waiter...

 

 

 

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@Dennis Walter. Thanks for your specs.

I am 9kg heavier than you but we are the same height. I am trying to shave 5kg with Paleo and daily exercise but it seems impossible. Keep up the good work.

 

You´re welcome, @pravda. You might try an Attkinson diet - i never had to think much about mine, as i can eat whatever i want (in whatever quantity i want) without gaining weight...the missus does Attkinson from time to time and is loosing some pounds rather quickly. 

 

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Originally Posted by Pasteur View Post
 

@Dennis Walter: I love the jacket and I love the shirt. Furthermore, I hate rules! However, I personally find it really hard to combine darker shade shirt with lighter shade jacket. I wonder what's the consensus on SF on this.

 

@An Acute Style nailed it to the cross.

 

@Pasteur, thank you for the feedback. As you might have subconsciously noticed, i normally stick to the shirt rule - but in this case, the soft chambray fabric (looks like jeans from afar, imho) just matches with the coarse sc - thus blending in. The only thing that one needs to make sure is to pair it with a yet darker tie - hence the deep blue knit. 

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I think this guy...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

...might like to pop a breast implant into each of those gusseted pockets and then go peacocking at a gender-indeterminate bar. A quick pick-up would certainly be in the offing.

I think that guy is pretty awesome. He's got a very cool & personal style IMHO.

A good friend of @Braddock & @Sander's I think.
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@Dennis

Thanks for the tip. Will definitely look into switching things around a bit. Nice hat by the way. P
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I think that guy is pretty awesome. He's got a very cool & personal style IMHO.

A good friend of @Braddock & @Sander's I think.

Yes, he is, and yes, his style is great. He can wear stuff I could never dream of and pull them off.
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Curious: how do you guys feel about shirt plackets? Always considered a casual element?

For instance, if I'm ordering a shirt and wanting a button down collar, will it look weird with a plain front instead of a placket?

TIA

@pravda

Nice work on the diet, man. I myself used Intermittent Fasting principles (LeanGains) and had great success. Can shoot me a PM for further discussion if you like.
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It was not from today, but i really like, all the pattern are matching perfectely. Cardigan origin ?

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